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Washington whitewater, Washougal River

Clark Skamania county, Highway 140 to Washougal section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.3 miles
 
Come stay at River's Rest if you love to kayak Washougal's WAVE!

We have an apartment that sleeps up to six people. We are located right past mile marker 10 on the Washougal River.
Easy access to our river bank.

The Rapids right below us have an eddy so it is a great place to practice when the water is right. Check us out! Says Cindy and Todd O'Mealy

What river gauge do you use, and what are bottom and top limitations as far
    as levels are concerned for rafts? Says Anonymous

I find this to be the best river ever for a beginner white water paddler. It has excellent eddies; big roller waves; lots of rapids and tons of places to rest, regroup
and try again. Says Dee

This section of Washougal River is 7.3 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The starting location is a short drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton,
 
there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river.

Washougal River, Highway 140 to Washougal road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Washougal River.
 Whitewater Near Washougal River:
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Highway 140 to Washougal)
Little Washougal River, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.8 miles long (Boulder Creek to Washougal River)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Sandy River, Clackamas / Multnomah County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 13.5 miles long (Revenue Bridge to Oxbow Park)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Bull Run, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Bull Run Road to Sandy River)
 Ski Areas Near Washougal River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 45 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 48 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 66 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 88 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 90 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 99 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Washougal River:
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 9 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 9 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Washougal River:
Broughton Beach, Multnomah , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Washougal River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 5 miles away
Travelodge East Portland/Gresham, Troutdale , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Cascade Inn & Suites, Troutdale , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Washougal River:
Reed Island State Park, Washougal, 3 miles away
Jones Creek Campground, Clark County, 3 miles away
Sandy Riverfront RV Resort, Troutdale, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Washougal River:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 17 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Washougal River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 60 miles away
Dabney State Park, Oregon , 4 miles away
Lewis and Clark State Park, Oregon , 4 miles away
Portland Women's Forum State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Washougal River:
Green Mountain Golf Course, Camas , 8 miles away
Greenlea Golf Course, Boring , 10 miles away
Eagle Creek Golf Course, Eagle Creek , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Washougal River
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 6 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 8 miles away
North Fork Reservoir, Clackamas , 18 miles away

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